George Buza

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George Buza
Born (1949-01-07) January 7, 1949 (age 68)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Other names George Busa
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–present

George Buza (born January 7, 1949) is an American-born Canadian actor who is best known for voicing Beast in the X-Men Animated Series.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada as a young man and became a Canadian citizen in 1998.


George Buza played Turner Edison on Maniac Mansion for the entirety of its 1990-1993 run on YTV and The Family Channel. He also had a role on the Red Green Show. He appeared as Chief Jake McKenna multiple times in the TV series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. In addition, he portrayed Doubar, the older brother of Sinbad, in the The Adventures of Sinbad syndicated TV series, as well as a recurring role on the syndicated Mutant X. George was also in episode 11 of TVOntario's Read All About It, and played Buck Norris on The Strain. He was one of the Kzamm tribe in Quest for Fire (film).

He also makes a small appearance as a trucker in 2000's X-Men movie, and a biker in George Romero's Diary of The Dead. He played Stuckmore in 2002's Men With Brooms. George Buza also played Lenny "The Brain" Lepinski in the Quebec-Ontario TV show called "The Last Chapter". He also played Santa, the badass character that fought Krampus in the horror movie A Christmas Horror Story.[1][2]

Voice work[edit]

George is probably best known for voicing Beast in the X-Men Animated Series. He also reprised the role in the video games X-Men: Children of the Atom and both X-Men: Mutant Academy games. He also narrated the opening title and voiced several characters in Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors.

George has also provided character voices in many animated TV series.[3] He voiced Grandpa Granger on Beyblade, Chief Chirpa on Star Wars: Ewoks, and additional roles in Star Wars: Droids, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend, The Neverending Story, Babar, Hammerman, Grossology, Iggy Arbuckle, Dog City, Monster Force, Franny's Feet and Tales from the Cryptkeeper.

He also provided his voice talents to the Medabots and Power Stone video games.

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 1992 he was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble) (Maniac Mansion, 1990). He was nominated again in 2001 for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (The Red Green Show 1991).[4]


  1. ^ Spiegel, Janel (October 15, 2015). "Interview: George Buza (A Christmas Horror Story)". Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Interview with George Buza". The Action Elite. September 30, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "George Buza". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "16th Annual Gemini Awards: All Nominees". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Archived from the original on September 19, 2001. 

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